wait - what?
Immediately after the Orlando attack I noted the comment of an LGBT activist, Chase Strangio, who blamed Christians and Republicans for the massacre. At the time I said that after such a traumatic experience we'd be best to give him some time to grieve and then perhaps he'd be capable of a rational response. However it seems the contagion has spread.
The National Review notes that last weekend's annual Gay Pride parade in New York had the above banner at its head - and Hillary Clinton in its midst.
"Yesterday, New York City held its annual LGBT Pride parade, one of many such celebrations across the country as part of the LGBT Pride month of June. Ostensibly, the pride parade is a celebration of progress and change — however, love and joy were co-mingled with some mind-boggling rhetoric. A widely circulated picture from the parade shows a group carrying a rainbow banner with the words “REPUBLICAN HATE KILLS” written across in large black letters — obviously reinforcing the post-Orlando leftist narrative that conservatives were to blame for the terrorist attack because of their marginalization of the gay community.
[However t]he shooter at Pulse was a registered Democrat. He voted in Florida primaries. He was a big fan of Hillary Clinton, who was marching in the same parade the banner was displayed in. He had no affiliation with the Republican party in any way. ... how can you link a certain political affiliation to a terrorist attack when the perpetrator is known to have been affiliated with the opposing party?"
Not to mention that he said he performed the murders for Islam & Allah, pledged fealty to the Caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr, while he was murdering people and afterwards actually had the Islamic State claim responsibility for the attack. All of which seems to mean absolutely nothing in some circles. (Oh, and by the way, we've also since found that his mother-in-law was a HAMAS supporter.)
But wait! There's more! The vile Republican cancer spreads even as we sleep unaware in our beds....
Through their diabolical powers of intrigue and by use of Republican operatives the Islamic State itself has been infiltrated by the villainous Republican scum! What other reason could an informed & unbiased observer find for the following?
From Jihad Watch:~
"Islamic State throws four gay men off rooftop, taunts gays with photos of murders bearing #LoveWins hashtag
While some members of the LGBT community still do not recognize the murderous hatred jihadists have for gay people, the Islamic State demonstrated that hatred by throwing four gay men off of a high rooftop head first in front of thousands of onlookers who had gathered to watch the execution. "
I mean, what other reason could there be, right? Unless it was due to guns. Or mental health issues. Right? It has to be Conservative Christian, Republican homophobia!
Even if I have to say so myself, I did a fairly good job of pointing out this sort of nonsense would happen in my very first post on Orlando. But even I wasn't prepared for this.
Here's what I wrote then:~
"Yes he was a real Muslim. Yes he committed mass murder as he saw it as a service to Allah which would gain extra merit if performed during the Holy month of Ramadan. Yes he was endorsed by the Islamic State. Yes he referred repeatedly to Allah and Scripture during the murders. Yes he regularly attended his mosque.
But no, we will be told that he had mental health issues. That he was an outlier and not in community with Muslims. That Islam does not condone the killing of innocents. Or gays. We will be told that we need to protect the Muslim community from violence and hate speech. All this while Facebook and other social media almost immediately actively censored and suspended any user who dares to shine the light on Islamic Shariah teachings following Sunday's attack."
As I say, the contagion's spreading.